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Yesterday's Scripture Guidance


Acts 16:23 & 25-26

"After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully."

"About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.

Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken.  At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone's chains came loose."


In our Scripture today…, the apostle Paul and fellow servant Silas had come to Philippi to teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  They were compelled to go there because of a vision that Paul had in the night of a man from Macedonia asking Paul to come and help them.  Paul concluded that it was God telling them to go and preach the Gospel.  Philippi was the leading city in Macedonia.  Once there, a female slave who had a spirit in her to tell the future called out that Paul and his crew was servants of the Most High.  She kept shouting this for many days, until Paul became annoyed by it; and commanded the spirit to leave the girl.  At that moment the spirit left her.  Now her owners were very upset, because they made a lot of money of of the girl's telling of the future, so they seized Paul and Silas and brought them in front of the magistrates.  These judges ordered that Paul and Silas be flogged.  Our Scripture begins with..., "After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully."  The servants of Jesus were beaten and thrown into prison!  Yet the Word says..., "About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them."  Even after being beaten and jailed..., the servants of Jesus prayed and worshiped to God in front of others!  The Word of God continues..., ”Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken."  God heard the servants of Jesus!  Hallelujah!  And our Scripture concludes..., "At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone's chains came loose."  And God created a miracle of saving grace for all those the world had imprisoned!  God knows where those who do His Will are; and God will always hear the servants of Jesus when they cry out to him in prayer and worship!  Man cannot stop Jesus servants; God will always free Believers who love and worship Him..., from the prisons of the world!  Our guidance today..., is no matter where you find yourself; keep your faith in Jesus and worship God!  God will hear you; and God will make a way for you!  Amen.

Today..., our Scripture is encouraging Believers and servants of Jesus; to never lose their faith in Jesus and always continue to worship God!  Man will throw roadblocks at you; because just like with Paul and Silas; when you do the work of God; you are hurting the sinful plans of Satan.  Amen.  And those that profit off of the ways of Satan; will do whatever they can to stop you.  But glory to God!  God is with you when you serve Jesus and do the Will of God.  No matter what man does to you; keep your faith in Jesus and worship God!  Our Scripture begins with..., "After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully."  The servants of Jesus were beaten and thrown into prison!  Paul and Silas had not broken any laws!  But by driving a spirit out of a slave girl; that act had cost the owners the ability to make money!  No laws were broken; but Paul had driven the spirit out in the name of Jesus!  Paul and Silas were servants of Jesus; and that was enough for the evil in the world to hurt them..., to try to get the servants of Jesus to stop serving Him!  No laws were broken!  Still..., the servants of Jesus were beaten and thrown into prison!  Amen.

Today..., our Word is encouraging Believers and servants of Jesus.  When you serve Jesus; the evil people in the world will not be happy.  Even if you have not broken any laws; the evil people in the world will see you as a danger!  When you influence a person to walk righteously in the name of Jesus; the evil people in the world see that they have lost someone..., and that hurts Satan.  In our Scripture, Paul and Silas did not break any laws.  Still..., the servants of Jesus were beaten and thrown into prison!  Yet the Word says..., "About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them."  Even after being beaten and jailed..., the servants of Jesus prayed and worshiped to God in front of others!   Even when you find yourself wrongly punished; just because you served Jesus..., keep on serving!  Keep serving Jesus; while praying and worshiping God!  Amen!  No matter what the world does to you; keep serving Jesus!  Keep praying to God!  Keep worshiping God Almighty!  And do it with others around you whenever possible!  Hallelujah!  Being wrongly punished by man did not stop Paul and Silas!  Even after being beaten and jailed..., the servants of Jesus prayed and worshiped to God in front of others!  Amen.

Today..., the Word of God is speaking to Believers and servants of Jesus.  Do not let the world stop you!  In our Scripture, Paul and Silas did not break any laws.  Still..., the servants of Jesus were beaten and thrown into prison!  But learn from them today!  Even after being beaten and jailed..., the servants of Jesus prayed and worshiped to God in front of others!  Amen.  The Word of God continues..., ”Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken."  God heard the servants of Jesus!  Hallelujah!  God heard their prayers!  God heard their praise!  God saw that they were unjustly punished!  And God answered them!  Glory!  God heard the servants of Jesus!   Amen.

Today..., our Scripture is speaking to servants of Jesus Christ.  When you serve Jesus you are doing the Will of God!  Amen.  And the evil in the world does not want you to do God's Will.  So Satan will use the people of this world to try to stop you.  Paul and Silas had broken no laws..., but they were preaching in the name of Jesus!  The servants of Jesus were beaten and thrown into prison!  But that did not stop them from serving Jesus!  Even after being beaten and jailed..., the servants of Jesus prayed and worshiped to God in front of others!  And God heard the servants of Jesus!  Hallelujah!  And our Scripture concludes..., "At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone's chains came loose."  And God created a miracle of saving grace for all those the world had imprisoned!  God heard the servants of Jesus!  And God created a miracle..., that led to people being freed; and others being saved!  Glory!  God knows every single servant of Jesus; because God chose each servant to serve!  God knows where you are and what you are going through.  And God hears the servants of Jesus.  Hallelujah!  God heard Paul and Silas.  And God created a miracle of saving grace for all those the world had imprisoned!  Amen.

Today..., the Word is speaking to servants of Jesus to encourage them.  There will be times when the world punishes you just because you are serving Jesus and doing the Will of God.  It is not fair; but it will happen.  Our guidance is for you today.  Paul and Silas had broken no laws..., but they were preaching in the name of Jesus!  The servants of Jesus were beaten and thrown into prison!  But that did not stop them from serving Jesus!  Even after being beaten and jailed..., the servants of Jesus prayed and worshiped to God in front of others!  And God heard the servants of Jesus!  Hallelujah!  God heard Paul and Silas.  And God created a miracle of saving grace for all those the world had imprisoned!   Man cannot stop Jesus servants; God will always free Believers who love and worship Him..., from the prisons of the world!  Our guidance today..., is no matter where you find yourself; keep your faith in Jesus and worship God!  God will hear you; and God will make a way for you!  Amen.

YOU ARE A CHILD OF CHRIST!!!